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Crane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers

A crane collapsed Monday at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, killing six workers and injuring 22.

Rescuers were searching for people trapped under debris after the 32-ton crane fell on a ship Monday afternoon at its shipyard on Geoje island. The company said the crane collided with another crane before it collapsed onto the ship.

All of those killed were workers hired by various subcontractors at Samsung, the company said. Three of those hurt suffered severe injuries.

Samsung is the world's third-largest shipbuilder after South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

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